Fastest 40 times from offensive linemen on Day 4 at the 2023 NFL Combine

Steve Samra03/05/23
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In everyone’s favorite NFL Combine event, the offensive lineman took center stage to run the 40-yard dash on Day 4 of this year’s iteration.

Live from Indianapolis, there were some fascinating times clocked as it pertains to the big boys. Leading the way was BYU’s Blake Freeland with a 4.96 run, while Broderick Jones of Georgia also turned heads, clocking in at 4.98 seconds.

All times are unofficial. The time also includes each prospect’s 10-yard split, which determines how fast the runner covers the first ten yards of their dash.

Fastest OL 40-yard dashes from 2023 NFL Scouting Combine:

Blake Freeland, BYU Cougars — 4.96 seconds (1.68 seconds)

Broderick Jones, Georgia Bulldogs — 4.98 seconds (1.75 seconds)

Jordan McFadden, Clemson Tigers — 4.99 seconds (1.75 seconds)

Anton Harrison, Oklahoma Sooners — 4.99 seconds (1.77 seconds)

Braeden Daniels, Utah Utes — 5.00 seconds (1.71 seconds)

Jon Gaines II, UCLA Bruins — 5.01 seconds (1.73 seconds)

Darnell Wright, Tennessee Volunteers — 5.01 seconds (1.81 seconds)

Earl Bostick Jr., Kansas Jayhawks — 5.05 seconds (1.74 seconds)

Anthony Bradford, LSU Tigers — 5.08 seconds (1.74 seconds)

Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan Eagles — 5.08 seconds (1.82 seconds)

Cody Mauch, North Dakota State — 5.09 seconds (1.81 seconds)

Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland Terrapins — 5.11 seconds (1.78 seconds)

Wanya Morris, Oklahoma Sooners — 5.11 seconds (1.80 seconds)

Luke Wypler, Ohio State Buckeyes — 5.14 seconds (1.84 seconds)

Jake Andrews, Troy Trojans — 5.15 seconds (1.80 seconds)

Peter Skoronski, Northwestern Wildcats — 5.16 seconds (1.76 seconds)

Ryan Hayes, Michigan Wolverines — 5.18 seconds (1.78 seconds)

Jovaughn Gwyn, South Carolina Gamecocks — 5.20 seconds (1.86 seconds)

Steve Avila, TCU Horned Frogs — 5.21 seconds (1.86 seconds)

Juice Scruggs, Penn State Nittany Lions — 5.22 seconds (1.79 seconds)

Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion — 5.22 seconds (1.80 seconds)

Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Oregon Ducks — 5.23 seconds (1.80 seconds)

John Ojukwu, Boise State Broncos — 5.24 seconds (1.84 seconds)

McClendon Curtis, Tennessee -Chattanooga — 5.25 seconds (1.85 seconds)

Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas Razorbacks — 5.27 seconds (1.81 seconds)

Nick Broeker, Ole Miss Rebels — 5.27 seconds (1.84 seconds)

O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida Gators — 5.31 seconds (1.84 seconds)

Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame Fighting Irish — 5.33 seconds (1.82 seconds)

Tashawn Manning, Kentucky Wildcats — 5.34 seconds (1.85 seconds)

John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota Golden Gophers — 5.35 seconds (1.86 seconds)

Dawand Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes — 5.36 seconds (1.92 seconds)

Olu Oluwatimi, Michigan Wolverines — 5.38 seconds (1.87 seconds)

Mark Evans II, University of Alabama at Pine Bluff — 5.45 seconds (1.90 seconds)

Connor Galvin, Baylor Bears — 5.48 seconds (1.81 seconds)

TJ Bass, Oregon Ducks — 5.49 seconds (1.86 seconds)

Henry Bainivalu, Washington Huskies — 5.50 seconds (1.87 seconds)

More on the 2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is set to take place from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event will be held at the plaza just outside of Union Station.

Round 1 of the NFL Draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 27. Rounds 2-3 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 28, and Rounds 4-7 will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 29. The draft will be broadcasted throughout the weekend on both ESPN and NFL Network.

To be eligible for the NFL Draft, players must be at least three years removed from their final year of high school while having used up their collegiate eligibility. Underclassmen are able to request league approval to become eligible for the draft, as are players who have graduated prior to using up all of their collegiate eligibility. 100 underclassmen were approved for last year’s draft. 73 of those 100 underclassmen were granted special eligibility while 27 of them were underclassmen who had completed their college degrees.

The 2023 NFL scouting combine will take place from Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis.